Thomas R. Davis represents US and international companies in the technology, financial services, utilities, oil and gas, and retail sectors in intellectual property (IP) disputes including patent litigation, prelitigation counseling, trade secrets misappropriation, and other technology-focused litigation. He also assists clients with patent procurement, opinion work, licensing, trademark matters, and IP portfolio management. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in various federal jurisdictions across the United States. Thomas’s practice also includes commercial litigation, class action defense, and appellate practice.
Thomas’s clients benefit from the breadth and depth of his experience across numerous technologies. In computer hardware and software, his cases have involved dynamic random access memory (DRAM), hard disk drives, flash memory storage and flash memory management, digital rights management (DRM), secure computer networks, operating system kernels, networking, wired and wireless printers, streaming video technology, and data compression. For cases involving ecommerce and business methods, he has worked with secure financial and derivatives trading, foreign exchange methods, and funds transfers. In the energy industry, he has worked with oilfield and aerodynamic technology innovations including top drive drilling, drilling with casing, seismic imaging, and vehicle wrap technology for reducing drag. He also works with light emitting diodes, cellular/smart phone technologies including inertial measurement units, gyroscopes, accelerometers and magnetometers.
Represented a pioneer in the development of digital rights management (DRM) and secure computing technology in a patent infringement litigation. The case settled with a $440 million victory for the client.
Represented one of the world’s leading computer component suppliers in a patent infringement suit involving dynamic random access memory.
Represented a global leader in mobile storage in asserting its patent against a leading flash memory producer. The case settled with a favorable licensing agreement for the client.
Represented a national retailer in a patent case involving portable eyeglass cleaners. The case settled favorably for the client at mediation.
Represented a worldwide producer of fluid dynamic bearings used in hard disc drive motors asserting its patents against a competitor.
Defended one of the world’s leading suppliers of light-emitting diodes in a patent infringement case involving wide bandgap technology.
Defended a premier financial services firm in a patent litigation involving online banking technology.
Defended an international video game manufacturer in a patent litigation involving mirror technology.
Represented a leading provider of Internet protocol testing equipment in a trade secret misappropriation case.
Represented a worldwide leader in oilfield equipment technology asserting its patents against an international competitor in the industry.
Represented a global printing technology company in a multi-jurisdictional patent dispute involving print head technologies. Jurisdictions in which patent infringement claims and counterclaims were filed included the Southern District of California, the District of Oregon, the International Trade Commission, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.
Represented a leading technology company in various patent infringement cases in the Tyler, Sherman, and Marshall divisions of the Eastern District of Texas for over a decade. The technologies included wireless hardware, networking, hard drives, and printer networks.
Defended an international technological company in a patent litigation in the Southern District of California involving components that measure smart phone movement.
Represented a major oil and gas company as plaintiff in a patent litigation in the Southern District of Texas.
Defended a variable annuity provider in a putative class action lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas.
Saint John's University School of Law, 2002, J.D.
Texas Tech University, 1999, B.A., Engineering
District of Ohio
District of Colorado
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas
U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year–Intellectual Property, The American Lawyer (2019)